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Bureau of Prisons Physician Charged With Sexually Assaulting Prisoners

On September 20, 2012, Dr. Lewis Jackson, 30, who worked as a physician for the federal Bureau of Prisons, was arraigned and released on bond after being indicted three weeks earlier on three counts of sexually abusing a ward and lying to federal agents. Dr. Jackson worked in the medical ward of the United State Penitentiary in Atlanta from January 2011 through July 2012. The charges allege he molested three prisoners in October 2011. According to court records, "In each case, Jackson tried to perform oral sex on the inmates during the course of their medical examinations. In one case, Jackson also attempted to engage in anal sex with an inmate."

The most serious charge carries up to 15 years in prison and up to 250,000 in fines.


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